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Recommendations sought for BGCO Boards, Committees and Officers
Jun25

Recommendations sought for BGCO Boards, Committees and Officers

The Nominating Committee of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) invites Oklahoma Baptists to recommend persons to serve on the various boards and committees. The committee’s nominations will be presented to messengers at the annual meeting of the BGCO to be held Nov. 12-13, at Edmond, First. It is important that consistent information be available for all recommendations. The recommendation form printed with this article...

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OBU to Host Annual Pastors’ School July 9-11
May25

OBU to Host Annual Pastors’ School July 9-11

Oklahoma Baptist University is partnering with the Great Commandment Network to host the 2018 OBU Pastors’ School July 9-11 on Oklahoma Baptist University’s campus in Shawnee. This year’s event is entitled, “Imagine 2018: OBU Pastor’s School and Leadership Summit” and is designed to equip pastors and ministry leaders with helpful strategies for leading the church. Registration is $55 until June 1 and then increases to $75.   The 2018...

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Oklahoma Baptists DR Chaplains dispatched to serve in Sutherland Springs, Texas
Nov06

Oklahoma Baptists DR Chaplains dispatched to serve in Sutherland Springs, Texas

In the wake of a deadly church shooting that left 26 dead and some 20 others wounded at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) has dispatched volunteer chaplains to serve the hurting community. In an email letter to Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) pastors, BGCO Executive Director-Treasurer Anthony Jordan said, “In light of the tragic events in Sutherland Springs, Texas on...

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Perspective: Less trash more grace talk
Oct25

Perspective: Less trash more grace talk

I grew up in a very fine Christian home where my parents lived their faith. They were not perfect, but they sought to live in a way that honored their Lord, and they sought to teach my sister and me to do the same. My parents had a very dim view of vile language. They did not tolerate “cussin’,” okay, for you sophisticates, “cursing.” My mom told me very early in life that people who used cuss words revealed their small minds and...

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Rite of passage: It is beautiful
Oct10

Rite of passage: It is beautiful

Last weekend, 4-year-old Titus the Honorable and I went on an adventure. Our journey took us on a four-mile hike/climb through the dark forest; our goal was to find the magic pond. One of my gifts is to turn the mundane into the exciting. And why not? It doesn’t cost anything. So Turkey Mountain becomes the dark forest. And while we’re at it, why not make the everyday pond magical? Titus had his little compass, flashlight, snacks and...

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Oklahoma Baptists provide 10,000 meals in first days of preparing meals in Houston
Sep05

Oklahoma Baptists provide 10,000 meals in first days of preparing meals in Houston

HOUSTON—Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) began preparing meals for those affected by Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area on Sun., Sept. 3 when they prepared 5,000 meals in their large feeding unit. DR continued preparing meals through Labor Day, totaling 10,000 meals prepared in just two days near The Woodlands. The large feeding unit can serve up to 25,000 meals if needed. “We have set up incident command at First Baptist...

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